Adult vaccinations

Prim Care. 2001 Dec;28(4):763-90, vi. doi: 10.1016/s0095-4543(05)70040-3.

Abstract

Adult vaccination saves lives and is cost-effective. During influenza epidemics, more than 20,000 estimated deaths occur in the United States. Despite the benefits of adult vaccination and the availability of usage guidelines, vaccination rates remain low. In 1999, only 67% and 55% of elderly persons reported receiving influenza and pneumoccal vaccines. Vaccination indications are categorized as age, health, occupation, lifestyle, and environment.

Publication types

  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Animals
  • Communicable Disease Control
  • Female
  • Health Personnel
  • Humans
  • Immunization Programs / standards*
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Pregnancy
  • Risk Factors
  • Vaccination / statistics & numerical data*
  • Vaccines / administration & dosage
  • Vaccines / classification

Substances

  • Vaccines